The City of Camden, NJ, partnering with Cooper’s Ferry Partnership and Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts, was awarded a Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge grant for A New View Camden, which creates temporary public art on sites that were previously associated with illegal dumping.
Budget: $100,000 (six commissions at this level will be awarded; fee includes extensive community engagement)
Eligibility: Professional artists over 18
Deadline: 09/06/2019 5:00 PM Central Time
A New View Camden invites artists to use materials, spaces and time in a transformative way to reinforce the perception of the city as a place of creative possibility, on sites that were previously associated with illegal dumping. A New View Camden is accepting proposals for the design, fabrication, installation and removal of artwork to be created by artists with a track record that demonstrates their ability to work at a scale commensurate with outdoor sites. Depending on the location, the work placed on these sites will be visible to pedestrians, cyclists, automobile drivers, and public transit users. The choice of working methods (fabrication) may potentially engage residents, including using Camden and area facilities for fabrication.
The work selected for the project is intended to be temporary, and will be removed at the end of the project. There are no resources for maintenance of installed artwork(s) beyond the period of the grant. Site security will be provided from installation to de-installation.
Artists own their work; at the end of the project they can keep the work or dispose all or any part of the work as appropriate. However, exhibiting artwork may not be removed until A New View Camden has ended on October 31, 2020. The City of Camden, NJ and its A New View Camden partners shall have the first right of refusal for purchase.
More information can be found at http://www.anewviewcamden.com
“Illegal dumping is unsightly, unlawful, and costs the city over $4 million annually. This winning project provides a unique way to bring together residents and artists to address this issue with creativity and create a brighter future for Camden. I have made solving this problem the cornerstone of my administration,” says Camden Mayor Francisco “Frank” Moran. “A New View is all about envisioning a future for the city, with art playing a central role in reinforcing Camden as a place for creativity and innovation.”
Artwork Location Description
The six sites to be transformed are located in the Camden neighborhoods of North Camden, Gateway, Whitman Park, and East Camden along the PATCO Speedline, NJ Transit’s River Line, and Camden GreenWay.
The artist(s) shall demonstrate the professional artistic experience to fulfill the requirements of this project either in studio, education, community, employment and/or art projects and the ability to undertake the design, creation and installation of the project within the established time frame. The artist(s) selected will preferably have experience with meaningful community engagement in the creation, fabrication and/or interpretation of the artwork. Local ambassadors will assist artists by facilitating dialogue about the work with residents and visitors. The work created must withstand outdoor weather conditions for a period of up to six months, and conform with established safety norms while allowing for public interaction with the artwork and the site.
Selected artwork must be installed by May 30, 2020 and removed by October 31, 2020.
What to Submit
(submission requirements are not specified; please contact the sponsor for detailed information)
How to Submit
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